Amy VanGerpen (4 Dec 2010)
"Misc. Responses"


 
Re: Suze, et al. - Shroud of Turin
 
I've been pondering the evidence of radiation on the shroud, in light of our own resurrection.  If we emit radiactive light when we are changed at the rapture, I wonder what the consequences might be if we are very near or touching someone that is not saved when it occurs? 
 
Re: Paul Wilson - "Question Regarding Hell"
 
"Where will hell be located at through eternity?? Will it still remain in the heart of the earth or moved to a new location?? I ask because he creates a new heaven and a NEW EARTH and because God will dwell with us on the new earth and it to me would seem odd to have him walking on earth with hell right under him having the devil be so close to God and the saints and humanity. Though I know that the devil et al will not be able to tempt still it just seems odd for him to be that close for all eternity."
 
Paul, I think you have a good point.  I do not believe that hell will be located in the heart of the earth after the Millennium.  Consider the following passages:

Matthew 8:12
But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Matthew 22:13
Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 25:30
And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
 
Is this a description of the eternal hell, or the current hell? I have a hard time equating "outer darkness" to the heart of the earth.  I think it might make more sense if these passages are talking about the location of the eternal lake of fire.  I've heard a theory that the lake of fire might be located in a black hole.  In light of the description of "outer darkness" and what we know about black holes, that sounds like a good possibility.
 
Re: Mary Anna - "Closer to God?"
 
"Yes I  have noticed Rene!  With me it's a clean place!  I've never been a fanatic about a clean house.  I seem to be now!  Why is what I was asking myself when I was knocking myself out to get everything clean?  It hit me that after the rapture, people will be coming in and if they find a dirty place, the question will be, is this where someone lived that God took?  I don't want the next question to be, look how dirty it is?   No, no, I don't want that! We will be surely judge by people by what is found that we left behind from the rapture. "
 
I had to chuckle when I read this.  I've been feeling the same way; almost a nesting feeling of sorts.  I have two small children, so it is almost impossible to keep things tidy.  I keep telling my husband that I want people to be able to find my left behind package and not come into the house thinking the place has already been looted! LOL!
 
Maranatha!
Amy Van Gerpen
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